Brewed by The Kernel
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle conditioned and unpasteurised keg; Regular.
ABV may vary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, pine, licorice. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, hoppy, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130330]
Earlier Rating: 5/9/2011 Total Score: 3.9

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso.

Clear dark red brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110501]

Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear dark brown black color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, coffee, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111206]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
33 cL bottle at the brewery. Fruity, dark malty and roasted. Bitter, fruity, dark malty and dense breadish. Bitter, fruity and rather dr finish with a persisting dark malt flavoured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30390) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2012
Draft. A murky dark brown beer with thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of rye, chocolate, malt, a bit of alcohol. The flavor is sweet and acidic with notes of chocolate, spices, malt, and rye, leading to a dry and slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
On tap. Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with a small beige head. Interesting aroma of overripe fruit - and perhaps a little port. Medium body, a little subtle roastiness, a light touch of wood and a fairly solid hoppy finish. A different and refined Porter. 310112

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23502) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle at the brewery. Black coloured with a small beige head. Fruity and roasted aroma of liquorice, dark chocolate, hops and pine needles. Roasted and hoppy flavour of dark chocolate, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2011 Bottled (from the Kernel, London). Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is leather earth, some mild smoked notes and some roasted notes. Some floral and fruity notes as well. Horrible mix. Flavour is roasted malts, toasted notes, toffee and mild yeasty notes. 6 3 6 3 12
Draught@Cask Pub & Kitchen (The Kernel Export India Porter Apollo Dry Hopped). Deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, earth spices and some herbal and floral notes. Flavour is roasted malts, fruity, wooden and quite earthy with some mild caramelly notes. 7 4 8 4 16.
Draught@Cask Pub & Kitchen (The Kernel Export India Porter Columbus Dry Hopped). Quite much black colour, small creamy brown head. Aroma and flavour is malty, some fruity and floral bitterness, quite roasted and mild liquorice as well. Pleasantly balanced hop vs roast. 8 4 8 4 16.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21272) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2011
Bottled at the brewpub. Transparently black, beige head. Dark chocolate aroma. Dryish with dense, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Caramelly coffee with some grapefruity hops and dark chocolate. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy aroma with weak smoke hints. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Kernel Export India Porter. Where hop deviations are rated below they are detailed on the rear bottle label and do not appear as part of the front label where the name of the beer is. Generally a black – brown beer with a pale tan head

25th February 2011
Original. Slightly odd (but not at all unpleasant) nose of minted peas! Semi dry light palate. Mildly toasty malt with a trace of coffee. Mild greenish hops eventually developing some mild orange citrus. Dry finish. Interesting!

9th February 2013
Bramling Cross Pacific Jade. Palate is a little soft and quite dry. Even dark malt with touches of lactose and roast. Dry floral hops with just a little citrus. Nice combination of dark malt and floral hops but it’s a bit too dry. Finishes with a trace of mint. 3.5

23rd February 2013
Columbus Topaz Brambling Cross. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. Slightly soft. Mild minerals. Smooth dark malt with a little dark chocolate, coffee and smoke. The back end has mild tropical fruits and tangy orange. Finishes dry with a coffee aftertaste. Nicely balanced and rich. 3.6

7th April 2013
Columbus Chinook. Palate is dry and crispy. Rich dark malt but it’s not thick. Bitterish coffee. Minerals. Touch of dark chocolate, unsweet. Back end has earthy hop, mellow citrus and a whisper of skunk. Finishes dry with a strong coffee bitter linger. Unusually harsh for Kernel - quite dry and bitter and thus not the usual sumptuous treat. 3.4

19th June 2013
Simcoe Chinook. Smooth palate with fine carbonation, semi dry. Smooth, slightly creamy, dark malt that has mild roast bitterness. Trace of coffee. Mellow hops - citrus and a touch of pine. Semi dry finish with strong coffee bitterness developing. 3.4

19th January 2014
Centennial Stella. Palate is smooth and dry with fine carbonation. Fairly strong dark malt, slight roast and bitterness. Hops are light but bring pine and grapefruit. Finishes semi dry with hop and roast malt bitter linger. 3.5

19th January 2014
Centennial Simcoe Columbus. Very smoth dark malt, touch of cream. Little roast bitterness. Mellow but fresh citric hops bring up the rear. Semi dry finish with a mild hops sting. 3.7

22nd March 2014
Chinook Bramling Cross. Opaque black – brown beer, big tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry and airy with modest fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, mild thin cream. Medium coffee bitterness, whisper of chocolate. Hops are mildly floral and equally mildly fruity. Finishes smooth and dry, mild roasty malt linger. Nicely joined up and pretty drinkable. 3.7

4th February 2015
Columbus Simcoe Bramling Cross. Palate is airy and semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Earthy dark malts but mild, very light roast. Nice juicy orange hop with a little hop spice. Smooth finish brings a trace of dark chocolate. Nice one. 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft chocolate roast... Dark roast nose... Soft dark dry roast... Soft pine hop. . More black ipa...
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2013 Total Score: 3.8
bottle at chrisO... deep brown... thin tan lacing... woody chocolate nose ... dry roast ... big soft chocolate ... light citrus ... light charcoal ... mellow roast ... nice
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle at home .. thanks to Richard ... dark brown ... bubbly tan head ... soft woody toffee malt ... big pine hop ... dark malts ... woody toffee malt ... little chocolate ... soft hop ... really tasty ... ligth coffee in finish ..3.7

Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft rich coffee malt ... little fizzy ... huge dark roast ... dark malts ... soft cofee ... rich and complex ... very nice. 3.8

Bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... deep chocolate coffee roast nose ... over fizzzy ... light pine ... dark maltd ... light chocolate ... fizz is destroying the flavour ... little mellow rather than rich and roasty ... im not digging it this time ... 3.5 keg at bat ’arch13 5.6%... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dart toffee roast light dry coffee nose ...dark bitter roast ... soft roast ... again tiny hint of coffeee ... soft charcoak roast finsh ... definiter hop in linger but what one... 3.8

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